Syracuse Police shoot man armed with a weapon who was threatening neighbors

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A 22-year-old man continues to be treated after he was shot by Syracuse Police on Tuesday afternoon. 

Syracuse Police responded to 707 Grant Boulevard just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday. They say the 22-year-old had a sharp-edged weapon and was threatening neighbors.

Once police arrived, the man then began threatening officers. That’s when at least two officers fired at him. 

Neighbors tell police they heard four shots.

“They were forced to shoot the suspect for their own safety and to eliminate the threat. Once the threat was down on the ground, they immediately started rendering aid to the subject,” said Syracuse Deputy Chief Joe Cecile.

The name of the officer or officers who fired their weapons won’t be released for three days, which is standard protocol. 

The 22-year-old’s condition has not been released yet. 

Anyone who saw what happened or has information is being asked to call Syracuse Police at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential.

Below is an interview from the scene with Syracuse Police First Deputy Chief Joe Cecile.

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